She was 70, the members of her family said.
Devi, whose songs depicted the struggles in the life of Pahari women, shot to fame after her maiden performance at All India Radio, Lucknow in the 1980s.
"Though my mother had received her education in music from her father, it was my father who recognised her talent and took her to the radio stations to perform," saidthe veteran's daughter, Hemanti Devi, who was with the singer at the time of her death.
Devi is remembered by folk historians as an original voice that represented the culture of the hills.
"Her songs were original not only in words but also in terms of the musical instruments used and the nature of depiction.
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